Summer Meal Program - Summertime brings a break from school... but the need for good nutrition doesn't take a break!

Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.

Summer Grab & Go meal distribution- New Summer Hours! 

We will begin distributing grab & go meals to anyone 2-18years old in the community every Wednesday between 10:30 am- 12:00 pm at Exeter Sr. High School by the Flagpole. We will distribute five breakfast and lunch meal bundles once a week. We are asking you to please sign up every week so we can adequately prepare enough meals each week. If you are interested in receiving meals please sign up once a week please sign up here: Summer Grab & Go Meal sign-up. The survey sign up will open Thursday's after 1pm and close Monday after 3pm. 

Overview

  • The Curbside Pick-up Program is operating every Wednesday we will be distributing five days' worth of Breakfasts and Lunches for FREE.
  • Children do not need to be present to receive these bundles. 
  • No identification is required.
  • Masks are required.

 Menu, Offerings, and Options

  • Breakfast and lunch will be offered in bundled meals every Wednesday
  • Meal bundles will include a variety of farm-fresh produce, “Grab & Go” fresh meals, and “Heat & Eat” frozen meals.
  • Instructions for holding food safely can be found below.

How to Keep School Nutrition Services Meals Safe

  • Cold foods should be refrigerated as soon as possible or within 2 hours.
  • Frozen foods should be stored in the freezer immediately.
  • Cooking instructions: Remove packaging. Microwave or heat in oven/toaster oven until piping hot (165 degrees Fahrenheit). Use caution when handling hot food. Enjoy. Leftovers after reheating should be discarded.
  • Please discard all remaining foods within 7 days or use by expiration date.

 

Other Accommodations

  • Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with medical plans regarding food allergies.

 

 

Find Summer Meals in Your CommunityUSDA Summer Meal Site Finder

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click this link to find a site near you.

 

Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge… and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.

Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.

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